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Detroit Red Wings

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January 21, 2021 02:16 PM
Red Wings' Darren Helm: Could debut against Chicago
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Helm (COVID-19 protocols) could make his season debut as soon as Friday against Chicago, Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press reports.

Helm was originally expected to be sidelined until the end of January after missing training camp due to the NHL's COVID-19 protocols, but the Red Wings are dealing with a number of absences up front, so they may no longer feel like they have the option to give him an extended period to get into game shape. Another update on Helm's status should surface prior to puck drop against the Blackhawks on Friday night.

January 18, 2021 12:56 AM
Red Wings' Darren Helm: Season debut on hold
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Helm (COVID-19 protocols) will require at least two weeks to regain his physical form before drawing into the lineup, Ansar Khan of MLive.com reports.

While Helm reportedly took to the ice for morning skate Saturday, the veteran winger has a lot of catching up to do in order to get back into playing shape. "You miss that much time, 14 days of not exercising basically, it's going to take a little bit," Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill said Saturday. Based on the timeline from his bench boss, Helm should miss at least seven more contests.

January 16, 2021 07:40 PM
Red Wings' Darren Helm: Passes COVID-19 protocols
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Helm cleared the NHL's COVID-19 protocols Saturday but remains a non-roster player, Sportsnet's Chris Johnston reports.

Helm will look to return to team activities Sunday, and it's unclear when he'll be ready for game action. The 33-year-old logged 68 games last season, posting 16 points and 102 shots on net.

January 13, 2021 10:08 PM
Red Wings' Darren Helm: Dealing with virus issues
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Helm is unavailable due to the league's COVID-19 protocols.

The specifics of his placement remain unclear, but Helm will not be able to practice or travel with the team until he's been cleared. Helm was listed as a non-roster player for Thursday's game against the Hurricanes.

January 12, 2021 11:16 PM
Red Wings' Darren Helm: Gets dreaded non-roster label
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Helm (undisclosed) was designated as a non-roster player ahead of Thursday's season opener against the Hurricanes, Ansar Khan of MLive.com reports.

Helm sustained a mysterious injury that prevented him from suiting up for multiple practices in training camp. The 33-year-old winger has spent his entire career with the Wings, but there are concerns that he could fall out of favor due to the arrival of Vladislav Namestnikov, and the expected emergence from 2018 sixth overall draft pick Filip Zadina.

January 7, 2021 12:04 PM
Red Wings' Darren Helm: Misses another session
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Helm (undisclosed) was unfit for another practice Thursday, Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Pressreports.

Helm is an NHL regular, meaning he's solidified a spot in the Opening Night lineup, but his continued absence has afforded the Red Wings a chance to get a longer look at Swedish free-agent pickup Mathias Brome.

January 4, 2021 10:36 AM
Red Wings' Darren Helm: Deemed unfit to practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Helm (undisclosed) didn't practice Monday after coach Jeff Blashill deemed him "unfit to practice" Sunday, Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press reports.

The "unfit to practice" designation can refer to either illness or injury. With a week and a half until the regular season, Helm still has plenty of time to recover from whatever is currently keeping him sidelined.

March 10, 2020 11:56 PM
Red Wings' Darren Helm: Rare helper in typical loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Helm picked up an assist in Tuesday's 5-2 loss to the Hurricanes.

Detroit is last in the league in scoring by means of averaging only two goals per game, but Helm was able to defy the odds by snapping a 10-game pointless drought thanks to his secondary apple on a Christoffer Ehn tally. After a hot start to the season, Helm has only compiled nine goals and seven helpers through 68 contests.

February 15, 2020 12:48 PM
Red Wings' Darren Helm: Ready to rock
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Helm (undisclosed) will play against the Bruins on Saturday, Dana Wakiji of the Red Wings' official site reports.

Helm didn't participate in Friday's practice, but he's ready to go against the division rival. The 33-year-old winger has recorded 14 points through 56 games, but he adds a solid physical presence with 74 hits and 35 PIM.

February 14, 2020 06:56 PM
Red Wings' Darren Helm: Probable for Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Helm (undisclosed) is expected to play in Saturday's game against the Bruins but won't know for sure until the morning of the game, Dana Wakiji of the Red Wings' official site reports.

Helm has played two games since returning from an injury but didn't take part in practice Friday. While it's unclear if his absence was related to the previous issue, confirmation of his availability should come at some point before the opening face-off Saturday.

February 11, 2020 09:44 PM
Red Wings' Darren Helm: Dazzles in return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Helm (undisclosed) scored both of the Red Wings' goals in Tuesday's 3-2 loss to the Sabres.

Helm missed two straight games with an undisclosed injury before returning with a bang against the Sabres. The speedy veteran winger looked spry in this one, as he logged a team-high five shots between 16:23 of ice time. There are far more attractive fantasy options than Helm, though he's been known to heat up on short notice, and you could do worse than him as a budget-friendly flier in select DFS contests.

February 11, 2020 11:56 PM
Red Wings' Darren Helm: Expected to suit up Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Helm (undisclosed) is expected to be in the lineup for Tuesday's game in Buffalo, Dana Wakiji of the Red Wings' official site reports.

Helm missed two games with his mystery injury but he's expected to be ready for Tuesday's road tilt. The 33-year-old has 12 points in 54 games while averaging 13:13 of ice time, the lowest since his age-21 season.

February 9, 2020 02:44 PM
Red Wings' Darren Helm: Still sidelined Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Helm (undisclosed) won't be in the lineup for Sunday's afternoon matchup with Boston, Dana Wakiji of the Red Wings' official site reports.

Helm has yet to see his injury clarified, but head coach Jeff Blashill reiterated that the forward is considered day-to-day. The 33-year-old has just 12 points through 54 games this year, so his absence likely won't affect much from a fantasy perspective. Expect Helm to be re-evaluated again prior to Tuesday's matchup in Buffalo.

February 7, 2020 05:00 PM
Red Wings' Darren Helm: Won't play Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Helm (undisclosed) won't be in the lineup for Friday's game against Columbus, Dana Wakiji of the Red Wings' official site reports.

The specific nature of Helm's injury remains a mystery, but he'll miss at least one contest due to his undisclosed issue. The veteran forward will be reevaluated ahead of Sunday's matchup with Boston.

January 6, 2020 12:32 AM
Red Wings' Darren Helm: Pockets helper in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Helm posted an assist and two hits in Sunday's 4-2 loss to the Blackhawks.

Helm has been quiet lately with three points in his last 11 games. The 32-year-old winger is up to 10 points, 59 hits, 56 shots on goal and a plus-1 rating through 42 outings this season. With a bottom-six role on a low-scoring Red Wings team, Helm likely isn't worth a look in fantasy.

December 29, 2019 09:40 AM
Red Wings' Darren Helm: Tickles twine in divisional loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Helm opened the scoring for the Red Wings in their 5-4 loss to the Panthers on Saturday.

Helm beat goalie Chris Driedger glove side on the rush for his fifth goal of the season. The veteran winger has been playing well defensively to create chances for himself, and it's led to a career-high shooting percentage (10.6) through 37 games.

December 13, 2019 10:24 AM
Red Wings' Darren Helm: Sets tone for rare win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Helm found the back of the net in Thursday's 5-2 win over the Jets.

Helm opened the scoring to help the Red Wings snap a 12-game losing streak. Unfortunately, after a hot start to the season, the veteran winger has just eight points through 32 games and 12:20 of average ice time.

December 8, 2019 07:48 AM
Red Wings' Darren Helm: Production waning
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Helm collected an assist in Saturday's 5-3 loss to the Penguins.

Helm had a strong first month as a third-line winger, adding five points through 13 games in October, but he's merely tacked on a pair of helpers since then. The Manitoban should be left on the waiver wire in just about every type of fantasy league.

November 23, 2019 07:08 PM
Red Wings' Darren Helm: Good to go against Devils
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Helm (lower body) is in the lineup Saturday versus New Jersey, Dana Wakiji of the Red Wings' official site reports.

Helm will skate on Detroit's third line, alongside Luke Glendening and Andreas Athanasiou. In 23 games this season, Helm has scored two goals and tallied four assists, making him an easy-to-ignore commodity in fantasy.

November 23, 2019 12:32 PM
Red Wings' Darren Helm: Game-time call
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Helm (lower body) will be a game-time decision for Saturday's matchup with New Jersey, Dana Wakiji of the Red Wings' official site reports.

Helm's status for Saturday's contest won't be confirmed until the Red Wings take the ice for pregame warmups. If he's able to go, the 32-year-old vet will slot into a bottom-six role against the Devils.

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Career Stats
SeasonteamGPGAPTS+/-PPSHGWFWFL
2020-2100000
2019-20DET689716-60101513
2018-19DET6171017-110101620
2017-18DET7513183130204557
2016-17DET508917-6201216204
2015-16DET77131326-20033938
2014-15DET751518337321223198
2013-14DET42128202123269279
2012-13DET1000000068
2011-12DET68917265002403374
2010-11DET821220329022493445
2009-10DET75111324-2033447428
2008-09DET16011-70007458
2007-08DET7000-2000518
Total697109134243-106131522512140
More Career Stats
SeasonteamGPSOGS%TOI/GSHIFTSPPTOISHTOIPIMMJRMSCMNR
2020-210000
2019-20DET681028.813:4413092.32112.28371111
2018-19DET611076.514:3412642:50114:51200010
2017-18DET751419.215:3316939:33150:40391017
2016-17DET50988.215:21108941:4482:2620008
2015-16DET771657.915:03166456:12139:26320016
2014-15DET751609.415:491711109:47115:0712006
2013-14DET428314.515:1094128:2091:1214007
2012-13DET110.012:00200:005:302001
2011-12DET681247.314:30142312:17156:0712006
2010-11DET821776.813:1815934:25251:1116008
2009-10DET751656.714:29162210:55185:5818009
2008-09DET16290.012:222873:0212:294002
2007-08DET770.07:00740:271:182001
Total69713598.014:3514690281:511418:3222821102
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-0/192
Birthdate:
01/21/1987
Age:
34
Hometown:
St. Andrews, MB
Team:
Detroit Red Wings
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NHL Experience:
13